VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 19, 2014) - VANC Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Vanc" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NPH)(OTCQB:NUVPF) is pleased to announce that it has received Natural Product Number (the "NPN") approvals for: FerroHEME (heme-iron supplement), PEDIA-SAFE drops (multivitamin dietary supplement for infant and children), SennaLax (natural laxative) and T36 Ointment (disinfectant and corticosteroid). The NPN approvals allow Vanc to manufacture, market and sell all 4 products immediately.

The Canadian market for these 4 products is estimated to be $90 million annually. Vanc plans to manufacture these products and start sales and marketing activities for them beginning in Q1-2015.

"In addition to our growing generic drug portfolio we recognize the importance of providing the market with novel and proprietary over the counter (the "OTC") products. The 4 products that have received NPNs represent a broad spectrum offering of high margin OTC products," said Arun Nayyar, CEO of Vanc. "Our market research and outreach within our target market validates the need and demand for each of these products. Early interest from customers has been positive."

Table 1.0 provides a summary description of each of the 4 products.

Product Name Description
1 FerroHEME A natural, bio-identical and highly bio-available organic haemoglobin iron supplement.
2 PEDIA-SAFE Drops A liquid multivitamin dietary supplement scientifically formulated for infants and children to promote and ensure the optimal physiological growth and development.
3 SennaLax A stimulant laxative derived from Senna leaves for gentle, overnight relief of occasional constipation.
4 T36 Ointment An ointment for temporary relief of minor skin irritations, rashes, itching and redness due to eczema, insect bites, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis.

On behalf of:

Vanc Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Jamie Lewin, Director and CFO

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Vanc Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Jamie Lewin
Director and CFO